"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Celebrate St. George the immigrant - Wednesday 23rd April


'Join us in this simple day of (in)action to celebrate the life of St George the Immigrant on St George's Day, April 23rd.'

'His father was born a Greek, travelled to the city of Lod in Palestine, where he served in the Roman army and married a local girl. As a young man, George himself emigrated to Turkey, joined the army there, and did very well for himself, rising to the high rank of Tribunus.'

Emily Dugan, Social Affairs correspondent of the Independent Newspaper wants to write a piece about this.  She wants to speak to people taking part, particularly those who are migrants themselves.
Contact e.dugan@independent.co.uk to tell her why you are taking part.

Patron saint of Bulgaria, among other places.

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